Designed to support a comprehensive approach to ocean research, The Launch provides access to vessels, technology, technical expertise and collaborative partnerships, creating an ideal environment to further Canada’s Blue Economy Strategy and support opportunities presented by the UN Decade of Ocean Science.
Featuring extensive marine facilities, The Launch provides a safe, reliable, near-Arctic environment to test new technology, train in the harshest conditions and explore the next advancements in ocean research – in, on and under the water.
The research and development arm of MI’s School of Ocean Technology, CTec supports projects that promote the adoption of technology in the ocean sector and provides users with technical expertise and extensive experience working in collaboration with other leading organizations and researchers in ocean technology and observation.
The Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC) offers a comprehensive range of safety and emergency response training courses to the offshore petroleum, marine transportation, fishing and land-based industries. Courses delivered at the centre are accredited or approved by national and international regulatory or other external approving agencies.
The Launch is home to SmartAtlantic, the largest applied ocean observation system in Canada, and data provider to the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observation System (CIOOS). SmartAtlantic’s open access platform provides vital ocean observing information in key areas of ocean research including fisheries and ocean management, climate change and ocean safety.
The Holyrood Subsea Observatory delivers real-time monitoring of the ocean and marine life in Conception Bay, NL. A partnership between the Marine Institute and Ocean Networks Canada the observatory provides a development, testing, and demonstration facility for subsea instrumentation intended for harsh environment operations and is expandable for a variety of research and monitoring needs.
SmartBay Holyrood is a multi-purpose, cold ocean technology development, testing, validation and demonstration facility to support applied research and commercialization of new ocean and subsea technologies.
Featuring extensive marine facilities, The Launch provides a safe, reliable, near-Arctic environment to test new technology, train in the harshest conditions, and explore the next advancements in ocean research – in, on and under the water.
The CTec team focuses on the development and application of technology for the practical benefit of all sectors of the maritime community with an aim to enhance the safety, efficiency, sustainability and profitability of maritime pursuits through the application of technology.
The OSRU undertakes applied research with collaborators and for clients at the local, national and international levels with a strong foundation in both regulatory and training environments and the real world application of emergency response procedures and survival techniques and equipment design considerations.